Blog Tour: The Unexpected Santa

Title: The Unexpected Santa
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 5
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2017
Cover Designer:Claire Smith

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When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog?
Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He’s selfish and bitter. “Bah humbug!” rolls off his tongue far easier than “Happy Christmas.”
Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He’ll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he’ll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride.
This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa.
The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan’s international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.
“He’s married, now. Why don’t you move on and get over yourself?” Gray grabbed him by the shirt and spun him around. “In fact, let’s go sober you up then you can take your piss-poor attitude back to where you came from.”
“Get the fuck off me, old man.” Scottie yanked hard out of Gray’s grasp and twisted around, intending to tell the American off. Instead, he found himself face down on the pavement, having tripped over his own feet. Gray reached down to grab him. “Don’t break my arm. Oi. Ease up on me, fucker.”
“Quit acting like a child.” Gray pushed up on his arm briefly and then helped him to his feet once again, though he kept his hands firmly on Scottie. “Ready for the coffee? Or do you want to humiliate yourself further? I promise you that I’ve got well over thirty years of experience in dealing with punks like you. I’m not impressed.”
“All right, all right.” Scottie refused to apologise or admit anything to the man. He suddenly felt exhausted, and embarrassed, and allowed himself to be dragged across the street to the twenty-four-hour café for coffee. “You don’t have to hover. I’m not going to suddenly start throwing chairs around the fucking place.”
“You sure?” Gray paused as the waitress approached, and ordered for both of them, which caused Scottie to bristle indignantly. The older man ignored his complaint. “We’ll both take coffees—black—plus two of your roast beef sandwiches. Throw in two bacon and egg ones as well.”
“I’m not your fucking child,” Scottie protested once the waitress had run off with the order. He pointedly refused to even address the way his cock had stiffened at Gray’s commanding presence. “Why are you even here?”
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Other Books in The Sin Bin Series
The Wanderer
Book 1
The Caretaker
Book 2
The Royal Marine
Book 4

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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones

 

A new sexy standalone from Lisa Renee Jones…

 

He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She’s as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction…

 

Asher wasn’t always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire’s son, who rebelled against his father’s controlling hand, and ended up in New York City’s underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he’s now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.

 

Or so he likes to tell himself.

 

But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they’re working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.

 

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EXCERPT

“You want more now, and yet you don’t want it enough to make it end. And I already don’t want it to end, Sierra.”
She leans into me, her head resting on my shoulder, emotion that isn’t pleasure radiating off of her and crashing into me. I cup her face and tilt her chin up, my thumb stroking her cheek. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing. Everything. Can you kiss me again already?”
“Where, Sierra?”
“Where?”
“Where do you want me to kiss you? Tell me.”
“Everywhere.” She pushes to her toes, and her lips find mine, looking for an escape, trying to drive her demons away.
I want to demand her answer, make her tell me where she wants my mouth, but I feel her desperation, her need to escape whatever is in her head. And so, I press my lips to hers, I kiss her mouth, drinking her in, and I don’t taste him this time. I taste her. I taste us. I taste need and hunger and passion. “I want you naked,” I say, my hands sliding inside her jeans and panties. “In every possible way, Sierra.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m already there, and it’s terrifying.” She flattens her hand on my chest. “If you turn into an asshole, I swear—”
“You can punish me,” I promise, “and I’m still willing to offer suggestions.”
“If you turn into an asshole after I trusted you,” she says. “I won’t need suggestions, Mr. Ex-Navy SEAL who won’t be able to hide from my wrath.”
Fuck, I’m crazy about this woman. “Good thing I’m not going to turn into an asshole. I want you naked,” I repeat, and this time, I make it happen. I lower myself to one knee and take her jeans and panties with me. My arm wraps her waist and I lift her, dragging her clothing away, and setting her back down. My hands settle on her hips then and I look up at her. She stares down at me, the simmering look in her eyes all about arousal, submission. And I want that from her and not because it’s some sex game, of which I could play and play well.
I press my lips to her belly and just that easily she trembles, and it only makes me want more. Everything is more with her.  I drag my mouth lower and lower…

 

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Check out books one and three in the WALKER SECURITY series: Deep Under, book one, is available now and Falling Under, book three, is available for pre-order! All three books in the series are standalones.

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Bacon Wrapped Coca-Cola Pork Loin

I love pork loin roast, but I wanted to spice mine up a bit.  What better way to do that but use bacon and Coca-Cola.  This is delicious and goes great with roasted green beans.  Enjoy!!

Bacon Wrapped Coca-Cola Pork Loin

Pork loin

about 6-8 slices bacon, enough to wrap the pork loin

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions:

Wrap pork loin in bacon, place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.

mix cola and sugar in a bowl, brush over the pork loin.

bake 350 degrees and cook until meat thermometer reads 160° F. (medium)

let rest about 3 minutes, slice and serve.

Enjoy!!

 

 

New Release: Hard Fight

Author: Laura N. Andrews
Title: Hard Fight (Game On Collection)
Genre: Gay Sports Romance
Release Date: November 25, 2017
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art
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Out and proud Riley Anderson is dancing the night away at a private gay club when he first notices him. Dark, broad, and with muscles to drool over, it turns out he is UFC MMA fighter Craig “The Lion” Johnson. Passion quickly flares and neither can fight the chemistry between them.

After a couple of false starts, Riley and Craig set out to try this thing called dating for real, but clashes are imminent. Too many lifestyle differences make their relationship difficult, but for Riley, it’s hard to be kept hidden.

Can he endure being a secret lover? Or will Craig put aside his fears of losing his career and decide what is really worth fighting for?

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TWO MINUTES IN THE BOX OR A LIFETIME OUT?
Hockey player Aidan Lefèvre’s professional and personal life is on ice. Recovering from an injury and traded to a new team, Aidan is attempting to prove his viability to his coaches, fans, and teammates. Just when he believes he’s succeeded, another accident during the playoffs threatens to unravel all of his progress.
Having relocated away from family and friends, Aidan turns to his extroverted team captain, Christophe Fontenot, whose jovial nature lifts everyone’s spirits. But when Aidan discovers his attraction for Christophe changes the meaning of “body checking,” Aidan questions more than his hockey skills.
Should he deny what he feels or come out of the “box”?

Blog Tour: Sultry Nights

Sultry Nights 
A Limited Edition Romance Collection
Containing Stories from:  Nicole Morgan, Jocelyn Dex, Alison Foster, Kate Richards, Linda O’Connor, Samantha Holt, Jerrie Alexander, Whitley Cox, Krista Ames, Ursula Sinclair, Measha Stone, Tuesday Embers, Siera London,  Rachel Shane, Bonnie Phelps, Misha Elliott, Alyson Reynolds, Jenna Bayley-Burke,  Madison Michael, Pepper Goodrich, Marcia James, Destiny Blaine
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About Sultry Nights:
Love, passion, romance, and desire… No matter what your preference, this set of 22 hot and sexy reads has just what you need. From surprise love affairs to bad boys that we can’t help but fall for, and couples that were meant to be, this compilation from Romance Collections is sure to please your every single need.

Removing the Layers by Nicole Morgan He just needs one night, one chance.

 

He needs her.
Lying for Love by Jocelyn Dex
Keep the friendship or risk it all for love?
Bodyguard Dearest by Alison Foster
It wasn’t his protection that I needed.
It’s Just Love by Kate Richards
Matchmakers sometimes need a little help with their own love lives.
Perfectly Crazy in Love by Linda O’Connor
Perfectly Crazy in Love…it’s not as easy as it looks.
Her Sexy Cowboy by Samantha Holt
A guide who just happens to be an honest to goodness, sexy cowboy.
Flirting with Fate by Jerrie Alexander
There is no such thing as an accident: It is fate misnamed…Napoleon Bonaparte
Quick & Dirty by Whitley Cox
The best way to get over a millionaire is to get under a billionaire
Or if that’s too long you can use this slightly less cool version
Get under a billionaire to get over a millionaire
More than Friends by Krista Ames
One lust-filled night may prove more than they both expected.
Frozen by Ursula Sinclair
A perfect moment can change it all. 
On the Run by Measha Stone
She thought she could run, but he’d never let her get away.
Unraveling Molly by Tuesday Embers
The right man can unravel even your most carefully laid plans.
Forbidden Distraction by Siera London
Tonight she’ll break all the rules…
The Game of Love by Rachel Shane
All’s fair in love and war.
Julia’s Star by Bonnie Phelps
Maybe the wrong man is exactly what you need.
Chasing Love by Misha Elliott
Will Dylan continue to believe that love isn’t in the cards for him-or will he take the leap and chase after love?
Masked by Alyson Reynolds
Will Natalie choose her old boring life, or will she choose the one that has Nic and Carter by her side?
Carried Away by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Stripping away layers down to what matters.
Bedeviled by Madison Michael
With Deceit on Both Sides, is their Love Bedeviled?
Barbary Coast by Pepper Goodrich
A Love Genie Story
Love Unleashed by Marcia James
Winning sometimes takes losing control.
Covering the Spread by Destiny Blaine
The chemistry between reporter and player is hotter than the Nevada sand until a point-shaving scheme threatens to ruin careers and a budding romance.

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Bedeviled by Madison Michael
Charlotte Roche is escaping a menacing threat in Boston when she moves to Chicago for a new job and a new man. Alex is smart, sexy and quickly getting under Charlotte’s skin. A shared love of running gives the sassy beauty an excuse to be near her heart’s desire, but can Charlotte run Alex from the track to the bedroom without divulging her past and risking everything?
Alex Gaines, wealthy banker and philanthropist, has held women at arm’s length all his life to protect long-held secrets of his own. Now he is torn between loving the alluring Charlotte and protecting his dual lives. Can Alex trust Charlotte with the truth or is risking his fortune and family to pursue her? Can the two fall in love when they are bedeviled by lies and half-truths?
When danger follows Charlotte to Chicago threatening her safety and their futures, Charlotte and Alex a forced to make a hard decision – choose the secrets of their past or a future together.
Bedeviled is the third novel in the Beguiling Bachelor series, a trio of steamy contemporary romances set amidst the luxury of Chicago’s elite society.
Flirting With Fate By Jerrie Alexander
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed. 
–Napoleon Bonaparte
Elle Reagan isn’t about to stand by and let a con-artist get away with stealing her grandmother’s life savings. While the legal system moves at a snail’s pace, Elle promises to bring him to justice. She follows him to a ski resort in Colorado, where she hopes to get the evidence needed to put him away for good. But she didn’t count on her roommate being a distraction, because he wasn’t supposed to be her brother’s best friend.
Detective Logan Ford has denied his desire to take Elle into his arms since they were teenagers, but when his partner asks him to follow her to Castle Alainn to keep her out of trouble, Logan finds himself unable to refuse her. He agrees to help catch a thief instead of convincing her to pack her bags and go home. To make matters worse, he can’t seem to remember why he should keep his distance from the delectable, infuriating, independent Elle. 
Elle and Logan surrender to their attraction, but as their passion ignites, her plot is discovered. A killer will do whatever it takes to silence her and destroy a love that was destined to last a lifetime.
 All I Want By Misha Elliott
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She wanted to know what would happen if she dared to kiss him. The boy who filled so many of her dreams and fantasies was here, right now with her. How hot would it be to feel his lips against her own? 
  • Their playful game sparked a flame. She could only hope that a kiss would ignite an inferno. 

Love Unleashed By Marcia James

His best laid plans…

DJ “Rabid Ron” Hart has a grand scheme to win back the woman he loves. It involves an animal adoption fair, a goofy hairless dog named Charlie and an offer she can’t refuse.

Her hidden desires…

Cara Wilson has fantasies she’s never admitted, and her ex-boyfriend still features in her erotic dreams. If only he didn’t keep his bad-boy urges so tightly leashed.

Tonight they’ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.

Forbidden Distraction By Siera London 
Sex therapist, Dr. Vivianne Sloan is the consummate professional. Adhering to the highest ethical standards and doling out her vast clinical expertise, her clients are seeing a heat wave in the bedroom while Vivianne has to get hers from the Florida sun. Looking for some sexual healing, the one man she fantasizes about, a fellow colleague and her boss is strictly off-limits.

Obstetrician Gynecologist, Jared Pierce, has a flourishing medical practice. Outside of caring for his mother, there’s nothing he spends more time on, except thinking about Vivianne Sloan. She’s a distraction he can’t live with or without. He wants to teach her everything he knows about the art of lovemaking, but the woman plays by the rules.


When Vivianne decides to serve as a sexual surrogate, Jared is driven to give the shy beauty a dose of passion so potent she becomes addicted after one night in his arms. What happens when these two forbidden lovers decide to break the rules?

Quick & Dirty By Whitley Cox

The best way to get over a millionaire is to get under a billionaire.

Humiliated and angry Parker Ryan is ready to erase every last trace of her ex from her mind, body, and soul. Of course she can be adventurous. Exciting. Sexy. No matter what he said. She needs an exorcism, and Tate McAllister and the island of Moorea in Tahiti are just the man and place to do it. Tate is perfect for the job: billionaire resort owner, scuba instructor, philanthropist and, let’s face it, sex god. So maybe the affair isn’t the wisest move when she has to write her damn feature piece and review the hotel, but if he’s ready and willing to wow her in and out of the bedroom for the next ten days, the fling will be worth it. Parker can get the job done and have Tate fulfill all her fantasies, and she won’t, repeat won’t fall in love with the man. Even if every part of her wants to.
ON THE RUN BY MEASHA STONE

She thought she could run, but he’d never let her get away.
Sarah Bennet walked has finally found the break in her career. The sort of story to win her a byline in a serious newspaper. The only problem is, the people in the story don’t want it told. And they are willing to do anything to stop her. 
Jeremy has watched Sarah from the sidelines as she’s progressed in career as a journalist waiting for the moment that he can finally retake what he lost years ago. He will protect her. He will save her from her recklessness. And by the time he’s done, he will own her.
Carried Away by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Lust brought them together. Will love tear them apart?
 
Any woman would willingly lock lips with sexy Mateo Torres.
But probably not on stage.
During a lap dance.
At her ex’s bachelor party.
 
Any man would easily get wrapped up in Carrie Nielson.
But probably not with a crowd cheering them on.
For his last performance.
As an exotic dancer.
 
Mateo has a past as dark as his eyes, but the best way to convince everyone she hasn’t lost her damn mind is to pretend they’re lovers.
Until they’re not pretending.
Frozen- The Martini Lounge by Ursula Sinclair
Lani
Ever have that one perfect moment in time, when you know exactly what you’re supposed to do, who you’re supposed to be in life? Well, that had been me, and it certainly had lasted for more than a moment. I’d decided to pledge myself to God and help others in his name. Selfless, that was me and I was weeks away from taking my final vows. Then something happened, I met someone and suddenly I questioned everything.

Rom

I’ve always lived my life on my terms. Granted, I never thought I’d grow up to be a male stripper. But what the hell, I made good money and now, I had a shot at something more. And the women. Yeah, I loved women but they came and went. I preferred it that way. Didn’t matter which of us left first, as long as one of us did. I didn’t do attachments. Then something happened. I’m no saint, but I saved someone and wanted an attachment.

Only to find out I could never have her.
More than Friends by Krista Ames
Lanie Matthews is the classic girl next door. Jake Cooper is her best friend. Will they ever be more than friends? One lust-filled night may prove more than they both expected.

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Quesitos- Puerto Rican Pastry

If you have never tried a Quesito before, you need to make this recipe.  They are delicious and so addictive.  The addition of the corn syrup really makes this dessert stand out from the rest.  I love using large color sugar crystals to coordinate with holidays when making this dessert.

Quesito Recipe, Puerto Rican Cheese Danish

 

Quesito’s can be found in neighborhood bakeries all over Puerto Rico.

 

You will need 1 package Pepperidge Farms Pastry Sheets, Make sure you get SHEETS, NOT puffs.

16 ounces cream cheese, fat free or full flavor is fine.  I use fat free myself.

½ cup granulated sugar, can be adjusted up or down, per your taste.

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

 

You will also need,

Egg white

Approx. ¼ cup light corn syrup

Colorful sugar crystals, if you don’t have, regular granulated sugar is fine, (for sprinkling)

 

Make sure you defrost pastry sheets before you prepare dish

 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix, cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together.
  • Cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares, you will have 18 squares when finished.
  • Fill the pastry with 1 spoon full of cheese mixture.  Roll the pastry square and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper, seam side down.
  • Adjust the amount of filling so you get enough cheese for all pastry squares, a little goes a long way.
  • When you have all done, brush all with egg white. And add granulate or color sugar crystals.  ( I adjust colors to go with holiday theme)
  • Bake for approx. 12 minutes.  Check for golden brown, they may need a few minutes, just watch carefully.  Cheese will melt out, that is normal.
  • When done, take out of oven.  Immediately brush with corn syrup.  You can add more sugar if you like at this time.  Let cool and ENJOY!

Blog Tour: Trusting Him

 

Title: Trusting Him
Series: Bromley Brothers, Book 1
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: October 28, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Event coordinator Trey Bromley is the youngest of three brothers and is out and proud. The last thing he’s looking for is a man who doesn’t know what he wants.
After a chance meeting with David Rossi, a security guard who has recently discovered his bisexuality, Trey begins to question exactly what he wants and how much he’s prepared to bend his own rules.
His deep voice is full of sex when he says, “You realise when I said I was hungry, I didn’t mean for food, right?”
“I’m aware.”
He grins. “Good.” Still holding my hand, he pulls me in closer and cocks his brow. “So are you gonna invite me inside?”
My breath hitches. “Excuse me? You have some nerve—”
“I want you,” he says. “And some part of you wants me. Invite me inside, Trey.”
I scowl. “Don’t tell me what to do.”
“Why not? Somebody should.”
I sputter. “What?”
He shrugs and lets my hand go. “You can be an arrogant little shit, and I’m just—”
“What?” This guy is unbelievable! “I’m an arrogant shit?”
“That’s what I just said.” His words and his solemn nod are the last straw.
I punch him in the face.
Well, I try to. He ducks away just in time, smirks, and it fuels my rage. I shove him in the chest in a quick burst of energy, but I’m lucky if he moves an inch. “You’re the arrogant shit!” I yell. “Ever since I first saw you, you’ve been a complete arsehole! And don’t fucking tell me you want me right before you insult me, that’s not how it works! The second part completely supersedes the first, so fuck you very much and goodnight.”
I make it two steps before I’m pulled into his arms. I struggle for a moment until his lips meet mine. Fuck, this man is mercurial. I don’t understand him or anything that comes out of his mouth, but I can’t deny the physical chemistry we have. His touch brings out a hunger in me I’ve never experienced before.
His lips move down over my chin to my neck. He growls, “Invite me inside, Trey.”
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Canadian born Laura N. Andrews moved to Australia when she was three years old. When she finished high school, she successfully completed her studies in law enforcement. Since then, she’s been working for over five years as a pharmacy assistant. When she’s not working or spending time with family and friends, you can find her either curled up with a book or writing one of her own.

 

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